Amazon Alexa Integration

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  1. jimcgov3

    jimcgov3 Well-Known Member

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    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto better be there. Love those features and they are a must have. They can additionally include Alexa Auto, but the other two are required. As is a Spotify app. Apple Music and Spotify is all I ever use for music. Well sometimes Sirius XM when out of cell service.
     
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    For your sake, I hope they are there but from a true usability case, I hope not. It is too many layers that require updates.
     
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    A base but good quality radio will suite me just fine. Only extra in the base would be a sub woofer to complete the sound.
     
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    I would rather just wave my foot under the front bumper to open the hood.
     
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    I'm more interested in sound quality, and I hope there is a factory subwoofer(s) option.

    @ElectricTrucking ...I totally agree about the hood!
     
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    I agree with skytote - give me a high quality sound system - I will happily supply a usb drive or sd card with my own music.
     
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    I am hoping for a high-quality sound system. I haven't heard many factory systems that didn't need improvement. Production vehicles always seem to use cheaper versions of speakers even if they have a name brand on them. I always seem to drop a bunch of money into upgrading the sound system. I would also like to see Android Auto on there more for the traffic than the music. Almost all the heavy work is done by the phone. I have had it in my truck for 4 years now and I haven't had to update the head unit even once despite countless phone updates. I am not familiar with Apple Car Play but I assume it would be the same.

    I also hope Rivian does a partnership with Gaia or another app maker with a good offroad mapping platform. Regular updates are important.
     
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    I have that feature in my 2018 Explorer. It doesn't work all the time, but I rarely need it.
     
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    Rivian is welcome to offer a high-quality sound system but I won't pay for it as an option.
     

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